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@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:25 PM)

Bonus points if your company has a works council. The employer is required by law to hear the works council prior to giving you your termination. The works council cannot prevent your termination if the employer really insists on going through with it, but if the employer failed to hear the works council, didn't wait for the works council to respond, or failed to tell the works council *all* the relevant details, the termination is legally invalid due to a technicality.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:23 PM)

The employer has to tell you the reason for your termination if you explicitly ask for it, and if you can prove the reason is factually incorrect, the employer may lose the case.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

For all its flaws, I really like a lot about our German labor law. Here, if you're under a permanent contract and have been continually employed for over six months, employers can only fire you for reasons that fall into one of three categories defined by law, and the burden of proof is on the employer's side in a potential court case.

@  Paladin : (13 December 2018 - 05:38 PM)

in brightest day or blackest night?

@  Bass X0 : (13 December 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Finally we get a Greenlight toy.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 December 2018 - 04:58 PM)

See.. In America they would just fire you for having the wrong color shoes on or some BS reason.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:13 AM)

And hey, in addition to the clocked extra hours, I earned an additional 50% overtime bonus.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:12 AM)

This past Saturday, in full expectance of a strike this week, I worked a full extra shift. They assigned me and some of the other volunteers to a totally pointless task, while some ladies were seriously sweeping the floor. When asked how long I was planning to stay, I smiled and said "a full shift!"

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

"You were asking for volunteers, right? I'm staying." - "But we have no more work for you!" - "I don't see how that's *my* problem..."

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

It's possible to use that to troll the employer a little, though... Once they allow voluntary overtime, they cannot backtrack from that. So once you notice you're rapidly running out of work, you just decide to do overtime out of spite.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:08 AM)

Now if there's *no* strike... people eventually run out of work.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:07 AM)

Amazon is prepared for strikes... they just hire way too many people for the Christmas season. If there's a strike, they still have enough (albeit inexperienced) workers.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 07:49 PM)

Not one bit :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 December 2018 - 06:46 PM)

@Steevy Did you read TM2's post? "Amazon.de".

@  Paladin : (12 December 2018 - 06:37 PM)

just wait until the European economy collapses up its Brexit-shaped asshole.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Probably not a ton of people, no. Although I'd say I order from one European Amazon site once every month or two, myself. Usually UK, but sometimes Germany as well. France and Italy a couple times, too. There are some good Blu-Ray releases that are exclusive to Europe

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 06:00 PM)

I'm not sure a European strike is going to impact North American customers.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 04:13 PM)

Well, somebody must've been working 'cuz I had an order in with Amazon.de that got shipped out the other day

@  Echowarrior : (12 December 2018 - 01:29 PM)

Amazon.

@  Benbot : (12 December 2018 - 01:01 PM)

AOL?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:22 PM)

Also, strike has been extended. So no working for 50 minutes. Would have been fun, though.

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:21 PM)

I said numerous times already that I work at that big American corporation that begins with "A".

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

Preferably the equivalent of Lara Croft or Indiana Jones a thousand years from now

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 December 2018 - 02:26 PM)

The turkeys... The answer is always the Turkeys.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 December 2018 - 02:05 PM)

Who would be the heroes in this situation?

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 02:03 PM)

When I die, I want my body to be part of a puzzle solution. Like, have my skeleton pointing at the clue the heroes are supposed to find.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (11 December 2018 - 12:38 PM)

Can you say where you work at? Or is that private?

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

It's completely pointless... whch is exactly the point. Hundreds of workers showing up 50 minutes before their shift is over.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

We're on strike until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday->Wednesday). Which means I will clock in at midnight and work until my shift is over... 50 minutes later.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:48 PM)

Hahaha, awesome.

@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!

@  Rodimus Supreme : (08 December 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Isn't everything just killing us all slowly?...

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2018 - 09:23 PM)

Except the planet of junk actually fosters life, as opposed to the garbage patch which is just killing us all slowly.

@  RichardT1977 : (08 December 2018 - 11:11 AM)

I realized the other day that the Planet of Junk/Junkion is the interstellar counterpart to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

@  unluckiness : (08 December 2018 - 08:56 AM)

awards are a joke to begin with. One for video games makes it twice so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 December 2018 - 03:21 AM)

Sorry, I had beans.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 11:50 PM)

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent, but change is!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 07:16 PM)

Nonsense. Everything changes, the cycle is an illusion.

@  Waspinator : (07 December 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Turning, turning, turning through the years. Minutes into hours, and the hours into years. Nothing changes, nothing ever can. Round about the roundabout. Round and round and back where you began!

@  Pennpenn : (07 December 2018 - 06:56 PM)

The change was you got something off your wishlist. Be happy about that if nothing else!

@  wonko the sane? : (07 December 2018 - 02:09 PM)

I finally got something off my steam wishlist! but managed to add another title immediately: so there was no change. Dang it.

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 01:46 PM)

They're the thieves everyone is talking about though!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (07 December 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Wrong Phantom thieves!

@  Dekafox : (07 December 2018 - 11:04 AM)

I thought they were just trying to take the Lupin Collection pieces

@  MEDdMI : (07 December 2018 - 09:25 AM)

damn you Phantom Thieves and your "Take Your heart wallet" motto!


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#1 Xellos

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:29 PM

Gonna keep a list of friend codes and names of us who play the game, hopefully to help some new people out:
 
Xellos: NA - Miku - 089,222,366
              JP - Miku - 330,757,329


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Well, looks like Fate/Grand order, the only mobile game that has consistently gained my time, attention, and sometimes money, is being released this summer in English.
 
https://mobile.twitt...322170025603072
 
Looks like you cannot transfer a Japanese account to the new server though.  As of now, it is still a possibility of having an English patch for the Japanese like Granblue Saga, so hopefully that will be the case.
 
I'll likely make a new account for the story aspects (I have way too many good things in my Japanese account to abandon it and start over).  In fact, it will be really nice to see the story, as I generally skip or fast forward through them, since there is no way for me to really tell what is happening in a visual novel...  And it will be really nice to be able to know what each skill is and not have to constantly look at the wiki for it.
 
Warning: Gameplay description that may or may not be hard to follow coming.  Read at your own risk:
Gameplay is really nice, most servant classes have a rock/paper/scissors relationship with others, and you get to choose a party of 6 to go to battle (one of which is a guest servant you pick from another player, which is an awesome crutch for most of the game), with the last 3 being one reserve in case one of the front ones dies.  Each servant has 5 "cards" that are either Quick (low power, but extra hits and crit generation for the next turn), Arts (medium power, but charges the Noble Phantasm (NP), the super attack for each character), and Buster (high attack, low everything else), and when you take a turn, it shuffles the 15 cards from the 3 characters, shows you 5 of them, and you choose 3 to attack.  The nice thing is that it is all turn based, so there is no need to rush anything, which is perfect for a mobile game.  There are also skills each character has that can be used before you attack, and the NP can also be used to attack if the gauge is full. 
Bad description of good gameplay over:
 
There is also the Gatcha system for getting new servants...  Really low percentage to get 4 or 5 star characters, but they are so worth it.  Unlike some other ftp games, you can't raise the rarity of the servants, only later can raise their level cap by using special very limited items.  You get the Saint Quarts or tickets needed to summon new characters through logins, playing the story, events, or by using real money.  It actually has a pretty good rate of giving them out, so it is actually not hard to be a FTP player (I started Jan '16 and only started buying a bit in Sept, trying in vain to get a limited character).
 
I lucked out by getting my favorite character, Saber Alter (a 4 star), at the beginning of the game, then got a limited 5 star during the event that was going on (Saber Wars), then got the next limited 5 Star character (Saber Nero Bride), then nothing for a while...  I did not have a 5 star for all 7 of the main classes until this past January.  Though every month or two they have an event (or now event reruns) where you can easily acquire a free 4 star character who is usually pretty decent (or really damn good, like Kuro from the Fate/Prisma Illya collab event).
 
My only problem with the game (aside from not being able to read anything, which will be rectified in the summer), is that I find some of the voice acting to be pretty terrible (yeah, personal preference, but can get really annoying).  Granted, the story segments are not voiced, only the battle lines, when the characters are Ascended (level cap break), and some lines in your "room."  It is the battle one that can get pretty grating for me  (Saber Nero Bride is one of the prime examples).  I can overlook most of it because it is FTP and the gameplay is fun, and expect them to do the lazy/cheap thing and not have a dub (like Fate/Extella for the PS4), but damn, some of the voices are just...
 
Anywho, to sum it up, pretty good mobile game, keeps my attention, and will finally be able to read the story for it.  And if you want to play it now japanese, will likely need the wiki...
http://fategrandorde...and_Order_Wikia
 


Edited by Xellos, 05 December 2018 - 06:56 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:31 PM

Well, I'm interested.

 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:34 PM

I'm not sure if I want to try considering that I'll probably get pretty far on the JP version by the time this starts, but translations for all the story material would be appreciated.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:05 AM

I'm interested.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:37 AM

Some more info on the release:

http://www.animenews...-canada/.114901

 

Looks like they are possibly keeping the app and UI upgrades, but only starting with 2 chapters...  If they have chapter 2 before they nerfed it, it should be... interesting.  I started right after chapter 4 came out, but I have heard the horror stories, especially when there will be few level 90 supports to help us through.

 

Unless I get Saber Alter very early, I doubt I am gonna spend a whole lot of time on it, too much invested in the Japanese version, but considering it is still the only mobile game I constantly play, who knows. 


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 01:47 PM


Well this is sooner than expected.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:07 PM

Neat!



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:49 AM

Yep, gonna be rerolling much of the day then.  I'll likely post some of my good-but-not-good-enough-for-me rolls her for others to take.

 

Only thing that sucks is that I think it will be real close to a event in the original version.   Let's see how my attention span is....


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:59 AM

Is the rerolling going to end up with dead servers for a few days like in the Japanese version?

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 09:19 AM

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...Still gonna keep trying until I get something going decent.   Just remember, 5star servants have a 1% drop rate...  And 4star ones aren't common either.   Getting a decent 4star will likely be fine for a long time.

 

Edit: They also announced that the anime F/GO First Order (an alternate telling of the "tutorial" first stage of the game) is having the dub premiere at Anime Expo.  Looking forward to the BD release, but damn, Aniplex prices...


Edited by Xellos, 12 June 2017 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:40 AM

4-star of choice confirmed!

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:32 PM

Excellent, the updated starter set.  I initially did many hours over 2-3 days in order to get a 4-star at the beginning (Saint Martha), and super lucked out by the Saber Wars event happening at the time, and I rolled Saber Alter as well.

 

I hope they have the updated UI to go along with it as well.

 

Now, deciding which to choose is hard.... Heracles will eventually save you many a later-game fight, and can probably rush you through early game, but Saint Martha is so tanky as well...

 

Not much longer to go.  And not much longer for Epic of Remnant: Argatha in the Japanese release, too.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:17 AM

Seems it's started already, but they haven't actually told anybody how they'll get the 4-star they chose.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:57 AM

It will be a code at a later date, it seems...

Got up early for work to try it out, damn, that first slow tutorial battle is torture...

Skipped the cutscenes (can reread them later), got Heracles on my free pull. Figured I was gonna reroll anyways, and gonna rush to the end to unlock the possibility of saber alter... so did a 10 pull for the he'll of it, got nothing good, so figured I would waste the rest of the quartz... got a 5 star Waver (El Malloi II), one of the best supports. Now I am torn on rerolling.

Edited by Xellos, 26 June 2017 - 02:58 AM.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 03:01 AM

Get Siegfried and Stheno for comedy value. And make videos.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:19 AM

I was looking forward to playing it yesterday, but it still wasn't up before I went to bed. Now it's up but I'm stuck at work. :(

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:29 PM

Whelp, lots of stuff going on, have been able to play both versions, and reroll a ton, but haven't been able to keep up or post any spare rerolls.

 

Aside from some bad translations *cough* Altria *cough* (and aside from my dislike of some of the voices), it is pretty good.  I ended up keeping my Waver/Heracles from my first pull (prolly 60+ rerolls, never saw him again, saw others multiple times). 

 

3 10-pulls on story after Fuyuki, still no Saber Alter.  Did do 1 10-pull on Gilgamesh, and now one of the biggest a-holes in the Nasuverse is on my team.  Great character to have though. 

 

I still have not finished anything besides Fuyuki yet, though, as I am still committed to getting Saber Alter, and best chance is when there are not as many new additions to the story gatcha.

 

I do have a couple Jeanne rerolls and a single Vlad reroll left over if anyone wants one though.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 05:00 AM

I was going after Saber Alter as well, but got Altera instead. That's good enough for me to keep.

Who did you use your free 4-star pick on?

Edited by Patchouli Knowledge, 11 July 2017 - 05:03 AM.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:16 PM

It was either Stheno or Elizabeth, and since there will be no more gold Lancers til Scathatch or when London comes out, I picked Elizabeth.  Stheno is okay, but only real great use is during Camelot.

 

About 20 minutes ago, I tried again for Saber Alter, and Altera popped up.  Still shocked at 3 5-stars in just over 2 weeks, what took me 3 months to get on the Japanese server.

 

Just hope my luck returns when Jeanne Alter shows up.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:27 PM

I've only gotten 5-stars on one of the four 10-pulls I've done (Altera came with a Kaleidoscope). I'm running out of Saint Quartz, though. Any suggestions on how to farm it more efficiently?





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